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40% See More and More Hate Crimes As Hoaxes

Most voters think America is a good place for blacks and other minorities, and a sizable number suspects that many alleged hate crimes here are hoaxes like the one allegedly staged by black TV actor Jussie Smollett.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters believe blacks and other minorities are better off in America than in most of the rest of the world. Just 15% think they’re worse off here, while 21% say the treatment of minorities here is about the same as in the rest of the world. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 21 and 24, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 21 and 24, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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